Lipscomb High-Performance Computing Cluster Facts

  • Ranks UK eighth among public universities for computing power.
  • Three times more computing power and five times more data storage than previous supercomputer - all while using less power.
  • Powers UK research with real-world applications, such as research into metal-oxide nanoparticles, which show potential to protect against Alzheimer's disease and assist in fuel cell production; improvements in automobile manufacture; design of improved pharmaceuticals; understanding biological chemical processes; development of new types of batteries and more.
  • Named for UK alumnus and Nobel Laureate Dr. William N. Lipscomb, a chemist who received a B.S. in Chemistry from UK in 1941. Lipscomb now teaches chemistry at Harvard.
  • Measured at speeds of over 40 teraflops per second (a teraflop is a trillion calculations).
  • About 2,800 times the computing power of an average personal laptop, such as a Dell Studio 15 or 17.